Thursday, September 5, 2013

Flight from Towers (Kagel) to Lukens

This is first time I was launching from Towers (near Kagel) and I don't recommend it for PG. It's cliff launch similar to Walt's but with much less space and bushes all over around. So, any failed attempt will put your glider into the bush, which will take at least 5-10 minutes to rescue. Advantage of Towers compared to Kagel is paved road and no gate, but again I would rather spend hour hiking to Kagel from the road then come back to Towers again. In case you still want to try Towers the best approach would be forward launch from the road and expect some major turbulence immediately if wind is not directly from SE.
Weather was not as good as expected, so we all landed in BigT wash with Jonathan and Tavis.

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